Father-to-be arrested for rape of cousin


A drunk furniture store worker has been arrested for allegedly raping his cousin.

Atchayapum Janthrasena, 22, and a 16-year-old accomplice were detained by cousins of the victim at their Naklua house and turned over to police Sept. 17. The knife used to threaten the victim was also recovered.

Police said Atchayapum confessed to living for the past month in his aunt’s house with his extremely pregnant wife in a room adjacent to his 30-year-old cousin. Police said he told them he invited the underage boy to join him at the house to drink.

After getting liquored up and horny, the suspect allegedly got the teenager to hold down the victim while he raped her. Atchayapum is also accused of stealing her mobile phone while trying to escape.